ÒDemonstrating a U-shaped kitchen developed by the housing staff of the Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics.Ó
Arrangement and use of a modern farm kitchen designed and built by the Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics. Planned to combine attractiveness and a maximum of efficiency with a minimum of walking, stooping, or bending. It has many new features, but the basic difference between this and many other modern kitchens is in the arrangement of the work areas.
MS 3 women in green functional house dresses standing side by side mixing bowls with spoons, all looking down (good shot)
CU old wall phone (little black box with standalone dial on top) ringing (good)
MCU woman at kitchen workstation talking on phone with table radio in front of her
MCU woman taking baking supplies off rotating shelves in corner of kitchen
CU womanÕs hands peeling potatoes over garbage hatch in counter
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Time study Motion study Home economics Kitchens Domestic architecture Efficiency
Subject: A Link To The Plans!
The link for it is http://naldc.nal.usda.gov/naldc/download.xhtml?id=CAT87213445&content=PDF
As for the dresses, since they have been mentioned so many times, in several places, including this one, there is a credit for them, listed at the bottom of the film credits. Here, there is a credit for them at the end of the first paragraph above the reviews. It says, "Functional House Dresses: Clarice Scott and Staff." There is also mention made of them at the bottom of the first page of the link I provided above, as being designed and produced by women working in the facilities' laboratories. It's a fairly simple, form fitting, A line dress without sleeves but with a tapered shoulder ruffle on each side instead of sleeves. Something very close to it may be found in vintage women's dress patterns of the late 40's or early 50's, since this was released in 1951, and styles for house dresses could carry over from a longer period of time than those worn for more social events. Or, vintage Catalogs from Sears Roebuck or Montgomery Wards, J.C. Penney, or other major retailers, may provide at least better views of a similar garment, and any very talented seamstress could recreate them from the pictures there, or even here.
Subject: Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing in a 1949 US Kitchen
Subject: absolutly riveting
there's a film about how she made it somewhere out there i just know it.
Subject: Paging Todd Haynes!
This is highly recommended!
Subject: How to be a domestic slave, and like it!
Subject: The Grim World of the Farm Wife
The film has a female narrator, a welcome relief from the usual bombastic male voice-over. SheÂs an older woman we see sitting in an office showing blueprints of the kitchen to a weary-looking middle aged couple. ÂSince you folks have an old-fashioned kitchen, you know the amount of bending and stooping that must be done.Â As in so many of these Home Economics films, an authoritative woman sits in an office and talks about the value of housework. But we donÂt see her doing any; sheÂs obviously found the truly efficient housekeeping solutionÂget a job outside the home and not do it at all.